ICJ issues statement regarding investigation into killing of 17 ACF aid workers

by | Jul 5, 2007 | News

The ICJ today issued the following statement on investigation into killing of 17 ACF aid workers in 2006.

The ICJ has issued two reports of Michael Birnbaum, QC, its observer to the inquest and investigation into the killing of 17 Action Contre la Faim (ACF) aid workers in Muttur in August 2006: the first in April 2007, with an “Addendum” issued in June 2007.

The ICJ welcomes the proposal of the Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights, made on 29 June, that the Australian Government further assist the investigation by recommending a ballistics expert who could consult with Australian pathologist Dr. Dodd (who observed the re-examination of the bodies in October 2006) and Sri Lankan officials, and that the Government of Sri Lanka will immediately make available to the Australian authorities additional material they have requested.

Sri Lanka-Investigation killing workers-Press releases-2007 (full text, PDF)

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